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Indiana State Board of Animal Health

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Information for Breeders and Brokers

The Indiana General Assembly passed a law requiring registration of some commercial dog breeding operations and dog brokers beginning January 1, 2010. Information about registering is listed below.

You must register with BOAH:

  • as a Commercial Broker if you sell at least 500 dogs/puppies annually.
  • as a Commercial Breeder if you maintain more than 20 unaltered females 12 months of age or older

      Guidance Document w/Application

      Application as Fillable PDF

      Frequently Asked Questions

      Download the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print PDF documents.

      Other Information
      Association of Shelter Veterinarian's Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Shelters

      USDA Q&A: Regulation of Dog and Cat Breeders and Dealers

      Dental Report Card

    • Tax Information
      Information about tax compliance for commercial dog breeders and brokers is available from the Indiana Department of Revenue.

      Indiana Breeder and Broker Rule
      The final version of the Indiana Breeder and Broker rule is now available. 

      Dog Run Calculator

      Information for Consumers

      Questions? Contact BOAH